Re: Certification -- what's in it for writers

Subject: Re: Certification -- what's in it for writers
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:23:39 -0400

To tie into a response to another related thread I just sent off, all
the certification would do is give me (the interviewer) another area
of exploration through inquiry and example.

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 3:12 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> From the POV of someone who periodically hires technical writers, there's no
> way that I'm going to put a certification down as a hiring prerequisite (and
> HR screeners work off hiring manager prerequisites, not off any knowledge
> they may or may not have or think they have about an open position) or use
> it as a justification to my management for hiring someone unless I have a
> reasonable expectation that it is at least a partial predictor of a
> candidate's chances of being able to do the job.
> The part of your resume that is getting most of my attention is what you've
> done, where you've done it and what positive results you can point to.  it's
> only when those sections are really light that I pay any attention at all to
> the rest of the resume.

Bill Swallow

Twitter: @techcommdood

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